Today we are releasing a new version of StereoCore™ PhotoLog optimised for a touch screen. The impetus for this comes from a number of requests for a tablet version of the program, as this would improve the data collection capabilities of our product since tablets are easy to manage and carry in the field or in the core shed.
The latest version of StereoCore™ PhotoLog has been modified so that it can be used with a Windows Tablet (or indeed any Windows PC with touch screen capabilities). We have tested the program on a Windows 10 tablet, but it should work for Windows 7 and up. It's still the same program, which has some significant advantages from our point of view - mainly, it means that the file format of all versions of StereoCore™ PhotoLog is the same, which means there are guaranteed to be zero compatibility issues in transferring StereoCore™ project files from tablets to desktop PCs. Also our users won't have to relearn any of the user interface. Finally, while in development we have found that the touch screen interface rapidly becomes intuitive even when using a desktop PC.
For full details of touch screen operation please consult the help manual.
We envision people using a tablet for data collection either at the drill rig or in the core shed, and transferring the project files to their PC for final processing. This should allow a number of geologists to work in parallel on the same core, using tablets for data entry, and a final master copy of containing all the data collected can be archived once data collection is complete. The data can be exported to CSV or Excel format, which will allow seamless transfer to the database of the mine or organization’s choice, while maintaining a visual record of the entire data capture process should there be a need for audit.
John Orpen, Managing Director.